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New York Times, Tuesday, December 16, 1975

Author: Jack Philbrick
Editor: Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1975, The New York TimesNo. 9,621
Across Down
1. Sailors' drink : GROG
5. Rascal : SCAMP
10. Anaconda and python, e.g. : BOAS
14. Aborigine of Japan : AINU
15. China's neighbor : KOREA
16. Seaweed : ALGA
17. Battle site of 1777 : BRANDYWINECREEK
20. Legislator: Abbr. : SEN
21. Town of Venezuela : ELPAO
22. Start of a Stein line : AROSE
23. Wings : ALAE
24. Lippo, for one : FRA
25. Moving fast : HIGHBALLINGIT
31. Hawaiian porch : LANAI
32. Seep : OOZE
33. Party fare : DIP
35. Photos, for short : PICS
36. Gem : TOPAZ
38. Beverage of Roma : VINO
39. Notepaper seller: Abbr. : STA
40. Swimming or rat : HOLE
41. "You bet your ___!" : BOOTS
42. Feeling joy : INGOODSPIRITS
46. River isle : AIT
47. Etcher's need : ACID
48. Matinee stars : IDOLS
51. "And thy princes ___ due season" : EATIN
53. Three, in Italy : TRE
56. Kind of bomb : MOLOTOVCOCKTAIL
59. Greek god : ARES
60. Pauline's woe : PERIL
61. "Exodus" author : URIS
62. Prepare potatoes : MASH
63. Dull discourse : PROSE
64. Winning margin : NOSE
1. Chatters : GABS
2. Laugh, in Lyon : RIRE
3. ___ even keel : ONAN
4. Kind of metal or powder : GUN
5. Lofty test area : SKYLAB
6. Forage plant : COWPEA
7. Callas offering : ARIA
8. "Ask ___ questions . . . " : MENO
9. Island off Brazil : PAE
10. Pub-worker's need : BARRAG
11. Spread : OLEO
12. Matures : AGES
13. Beverage of Kobe : SAKE
18. City of India : DELHI
19. Chili con ___ : CARNE
23. Turkish titles : AGAS
24. Soda sound : FIZZ
25. Papa Doc's land : HAITI
26. Andes native : INCAN
27. Strides easily : LOPES
28. Mauna ___ : LOA
29. Numskull : IDIOT
30. Hues : TINTS
31. Some records: Abbr. : LPS
34. Opposite of neg. : POS
36. Binge : TOOT
37. ___ Glory : OLD
38. Emptiness : VOID
40. Raise : HOIST
41. Verge : BRINK
43. Winter footwear : GALOSH
44. Jargon : PATOIS
45. Stalactite shape : ICICLE
48. Moslem priest : IMAM
49. Dumb ___ : DORA
50. Corrida sounds : OLES
51. Word with more or green : EVER
52. Prefix for bat or nym : ACRO
53. Pacific root : TARO
54. Reformer Jacob : RIIS
55. Otherwise : ELSE
57. Against: Abbr. : OPP
58. Wine cask : TUN

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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